Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Words, words, words

Just as a casual aside, during the Mad Hatters Tea on Saturday, I put out a sheet of paper and asked the guests to name words for hats: topper, helmet, bonnet, etc.  I was amazed at how many there are.  Here’s the list: 


And here’s a recipe for really delicious cucumber sandwiches:
A loaf of cocktail bread
A brick of cream cheese
An 8-oz container of sour cream (or plain yogurt)
One envelope of Italian salad dressing
One tablespoon of milk
One big, fat cucumber, peeled and sliced
A jar of pickled ginger

I fancy-peel the cucumber, leaving green stripes, before slicing it.

Blend the cream cheese, sour cream, salad dressing, and milk, and spread the mix on the slices of cocktail bread (I like the rye).  Top each with a slice of cucumber, and top that with a couple thin slices of ginger.  The dark bread, pale mix, green and white cucumber and pink ginger makes an attractive display.  And a delicious treat.

We served it with a selection of hot flavored teas, lemonade and cookies. 


Betty Hechtman said...

I eat cucumber sandwiches all the time, though they are basic cream cheese on some kind of bread with lots of thin slices of cucumber. I particularly like Persian cucumbers. I don't know if they are available in Minneapolis, but they are a big item at Trader Joe's in Southern California. They are small and have the best flavor.

Your recipe sounds delicious. I'll have to try it.

Monica Ferris said...

There are two Trader Joe's within easy driving distance of our apartment. I may try to get over there today to see if they carry Persian cucumbers. I love cucumbers - Ellen doesn't, so I'll have them all to myself.

Pupuk Dasar Tanaman Buncis said...

my dad loves cucumber, maybe I should try make one. thanks